Professional Retouching | Digital Photos | Prints | Chicago Photo Session Gift Certficates

Whether your photo shoot is for a professional business headshot, family portrait, actor headshot or an artistic portrait, Bauwerks Photography Studio Chicago offers a variety of retouched print and digital photo delivery options including photographic prints, canvas gallery wraps, acrylic prints, aluminum metal prints, professional leather or linen bound photo albums and online galleries or USB flash drives.


Chicago Photography Packages

All of our packages include a selection of print or digital retouched photos. Please refer to the specific package for details. Beyond that, we do not require a “minimum investment” of final photos, as with some photographers, and therefore, allow you to choose a la carte the amount of prints or digital photos that are right for you. You may also simply choose to purchase the unretouched digital photos via online delivery or on a USB Flash Drive instead and process your output with the lab or service of your choice. We do not restrict you from making your own prints and include a photo release as part of the photography package for all clients. Please call us today at 773.529.4199 for a free consultation.


Digital Photo Delivery

High-quality full resolution digital photos via online delivery or on USB Flash Drives are the number one choice for commercial use in brochures, websites, album covers, press kits, catalogs, annual reports, posters and a host of other advertising and promotional efforts. Digital photos are also very popular for personal use in social media profile photos or as a backup of your photo session. We offer several options when it comes to digital photos: High resolution or web digital photos which may include professional editing, retouching and airbrushing based on your specifications, or simply just the unretouched digital photos via an online gallery or on a USB Flash Drive. We can individually customize the size, resolution and format for your specific needs. We have Photoshop experts on staff with decades of experience that are able to provide you with additional professional post-production services such as custom designed photo-illustrations. Call us today at 773.529.4199 for a free consultation to discuss your specific project.


High-end Professional Retouching

Professional retouching is done manually by hand at pixel level detail and varies greatly depending on the subject and intended use of the photograph. All of our retouching work is done individually using Photoshop and not a canned Instagram filter. A headshot photo receives a selective natural looking approach while a beauty or boudoir photo would receive a more elaborate retouching treatment. Regardless, a great retouching job should be invisible when viewed at 100%, such as in a high-resolution digital photo, print or album. We offer a wide selection of post-production and photo-illustration services. Our typical professional retouching service includes: Skin smoothing, removal of minor blemishes, dark circles, scars, eyeglass reflections, lint, stray hairs, foreign objects such as light stands or clothing tags, brightening of eyes and teeth, background cleanup and patching, exposure adjustments, color corrections, conversion to black & white or sepia and cropping. Additional creative services such as body contouring, color treatments, special effects, backgrounds or environments are available based on a custom quote.


Prints, Wall Art and Albums

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Wall Art by Bauwerks Photography Chicago

Decor wall art, fine art prints and professionally bound albums are produced with state-of-the-art professional photo printers on archival quality papers as seen in many museum and gallery exhibitions. They are individually retouched and processed and feature a wide color gamut, vibrant colors and excellent dmax for black & white prints. Our labs, equipment, and workflow surpasses traditional retail lab and darkroom techniques and allow us to individually fine tune each print job to the original intent and our clients specifications using modern digital processing. Our prints also feature high archival quality and durability for up to 100 years, if properly stored and handled, compared to 20-30 years of an average retail print based on data from Wilhelm Imaging Research.


Gift Certificates

Chicago Photo Session Gift Certificates

Photo Session Gift Certificates by Bauwerks

Our photography gift certificates are popular for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, baby shower, wedding night gifts or just because! Our photo gift certificate is designed to fit our studio photography packages to ensure an all inclusive and unique experience. They are printed on fine quality art paper and come packaged in a unique chrome silver gift tube with a bow and can be shipped directly to your recipient if desired. You can also call us at 773.529.4199 for more information or to arrange a pickup at our Lincoln Park photo studio.


Headshot Prints and Composite Cards

Our commercial high volume prints, primarily for acting headshots, are produced on Fuji Crystal Archive or Kodak Professional paper using high-end Lightjet and Fuji Frontier printers. Since they go through many hands, they are printed for durability and have a lifespan of up to 60 years, still far longer than ever used. We never use laser printers for headshots as offered on the web or advertised in magazines due to extremely poor quality. For modeling comp cards we use only the finest high-grade offset printing with UV coating. All of our headshots and comp card prices include editing and retouching of your images and digital proofing.
A la Carte Pricing – No “Minimum Investment”


Browse our Chicago photography portfolios and packages & prices sections for photos and more information. You can also check our F.A.Q. section or just call us at our Chicago Photography Studio at 773.529.4199 for a free phone or in-studio consultation with one of our Chicago photographers. Or send us an e-mail via our contact section. Studio and on-location photo sessions are available by appointment year round.